Arctic Wolves (working title)

Director: Jim Brandenberg

Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Two men—a biologist and a photographer—traveled to Ellesmere Island in Canada’s high Arctic for a rare look at the very private life of wolves in their natural territory. For weeks, they kept a rock-bottom profile—sometimes prone and whining—to reassure the wolves. Eventually, they got their reward; the den. This marks the first time a research team has infiltrated a free-roaming pack of wolves.

Arctic Wolves (working title) is a revealing record of the experiences and discoveries of Jim Brandenburg and David Mech. Together they shed light on some of the myths and mysteries that shroud a much feared and mistakenly maligned predictor.

— Tony Safford

Screening Details

  • Section: National Geographic Society: A Centennial Celebration
  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 20 min.

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